What we've been up to this month:

  • PAPYRUS is 20 in 2017! Our last event to mark the occasion took place on Saturday 1st April in Warrington. Thank you so much to everyone who came and helped to make these events such a success
  • We are still on the look-out for volunteers! Help #talkthroughthetaboo of young suicide – we have two current volunteering opportunities available. We are looking for people aged 18+ who live in the North West and Cheshire – find out more on our website
  • With exam season looming, we launched our exam stress advertising campaign to let young people know that help to manage exam stress is available and that it takes just one text to start the conversation. You can also check out our tips for coping with exam stress

  • News alert! We’re calling for the insurance industry to stop selling life insurance that excludes suicide. Read our press release
  • We train all members of the community in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Sarah, a Safeguarding Officer, shares what it’s been like to put our training into action
  • Suicide is not inevitable and we can all help support someone who is thinking about suicide. So how do you kick off that life-saving conversation? Download our conversation starters to see how
  • Being exposed to suicide through TV series, books, news and social media can help us to understand suicide and talk openly about it. But depending on your personal experience of suicide – or the way it’s portrayed – this can be damaging or stigmatising. Listen again to Ged, PAPYRUS CEO, talking about Netflix series 13 Reasons Why on BBC Radio 4. You can also read our statement here